1.0-ALPHA1: Impending release

The Adélie Linux team is proud to announce that the 1.0-ALPHA1 release will be coming very shortly. Most of the x86_64 port is ready for testing, and the x86-525 (Pentium III/Pentium-M) port is progressing nicely. The PowerPC port has unfortunately been delayed again, as our build server is having issues with display hardware preventing it from booting.

On the desktop front, XFCE 4 has been added to the repository and may be tested. We are excited to offer multiple choices for desktop environments, and if you have your own request, please let us know in the comments.

We are also proud to announce that we are drawing close to self-hosting a distfiles mirror – that is, running a mirror using Adélie itself! This means that Apache 2.4 is also newly available.

ISO images for x86_64 should be available by Sunday evening UTC. ISO images for x86-525 may be delayed.

Significant packages updated

  • jpeg -> has been replaced with libjpeg-turbo on x86_64 for performance
  • KDE Frameworks 5.21 -> 5.23
  • KDE Plasma 5.5.1 -> 5.6.5
  • Python 3.4.3 -> 3.5.2
  • Qt 5.5.1 -> 5.6.1

Significant packages added

  • Apache 2.4
  • Python 3.5
  • XFCE 4

Significant packages removed

  • Python 3.4

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